DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash.
The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars.READ MORE: Keller @ Large: Baker, Sununu Targeted By EMILY's List
Ford says heat generated when the seat belt pre-tensioners deploy can cause cables to break. If that happens the belts may not hold people. Ford says it knows of two injuries related to the problem.READ MORE: 'Year Of Transition': Suit Shops Say Work Wardrobe Will Now Reflect Hybrid Model
Pre-tensioners tighten seat belts when they sense that cars are stopping.
Dealers will inject insulation into the pre-tensioners to protect the cables from heat at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to begin on Jan. 16.MORE NEWS: 'Strangers Helping Strangers': South Boston Parking Accident Leads To Act Of Kindness
Most of the cars are in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.